The Use of Social Media and Digital Skills Development in Computing

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The focus of the seminar is to explore the use of social media and digital skills development with Computing Students to:
- develop confident communication skills
- work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously
- develop a professional online presence

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    1. 1. The use of social media and development of digital skills to enhance learning and teaching in Computing Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University
    2. 2. The focus of the seminar will be to explore the use of social media to: 1 • develop confident communication skills 2 • work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously 3 • develop a professional online presence
    3. 3. 1 develop confident communication skills
    4. 4. Trans-disciplinary Skills New channels >> http://punya.educ.msu.edu/2013/05/10/2-diagrams-21st-century-knowledge-synthesized-7-trans-disciplinary-skills/
    5. 5. Introduction to the concept of blogging Brief: Below is a link to video that introduces the concept of blogging in plain English. This needs to be viewed in YouTube so click on the link ‘Watch on YouTube’. Happy blogging! http://youtu.be/NN2I1pWXjXI
    6. 6. Reflective Blogging Brief: There are a number of blog tools you can choose from. These include WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr. Your blog will form the digital portfolio for your assessment. You are expected to make a minimum of 10 posts over the semester. Give directed topics weekly to help students focus on an aspect of their learning whilst encouraging additional posts Encourage use of images, video and audio
    7. 7. Digital ‘About Me’ Video Brief: You need to create a digital ‘about me’. This can be a video or a screencast with voice over. It should include both information to introduce yourself and also a professional you. Think about your skills and aspirations. It should be recorded and saved as a YouTube file so that you may embed it into your blog. The duration should be approximately 2-3 minutes. Note: Students selected a private setting and then invited just myself as Tutor to view.
    8. 8. Digital 'About Me' Videos Choice of: • video to camera (majority used mobile phones) or • a screencast Used http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
    9. 9. Introducing Video CVs 1. Shared ‘how not to do it’ first 2. Asked Students to research ‘good exemplars’
    10. 10. Using YouTube video for presentation style tips
    11. 11. Inspiration from Slideshare
    12. 12. 2 work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously Why collaborate? To share and develop ideas, contribute different skills. What are the advantages of digital collaboration? Sharing of ideas and information using online technology Enables the development of valuable connections amongst people Allows both synchronous and asynchronous interactions removing barriers of place and time
    13. 13. Collaborative Digital Tools Some examples. There are many more! Google Drive: shared documents, spreadsheets and presentations Use a #ClassHashtag Google Hangouts shared presentations
    14. 14. Google Forms Digital Register QR code leading to a Google Form asking for name and student number. Free form box for questions or feedback. Auto creates a spread sheet Show students how the tool can be used
    15. 15. Use of Google Drive Students used Google Docs for group meeting minutes and agendas, plus collaboration on group work diagrams. Use filtered into other modules.
    16. 16. Online Group Meetings Used Google Hangouts or Skype, which were captured using screencast-o-matic and embedded in to their individual blogs to reflect upon.
    17. 17. Twitter Using Twitter as a search engine
    18. 18. Resource building 10. Direct (private) messaging 2. Interactive lectures 3. Quickfire recaps 9. Survey 10 Ways to use Twitter in Teaching 4. Instant feedback 8. Reviews 7. Research using the advanced search 5. Reminders 6. Set up a Twitter chat
    19. 19. 1. Resource building - tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, videos, podcasts, images, SlideShare presentations as well as books and journal papers. 2. Interactive lectures - ask students to answer questions during a lecture. Or, get people talking before the lecture or the seminar by raising questions. 3. Quick-fire recap of a lecture - ask students to summarise key points 4. Instant feedback - areas they would like to go over again 5. Reminders of deadlines and events 6. Set up a Twitter chat with an industry expert, client group or professional community 7. Research ideas and opinions using the advanced search 8. Reviews - write a concise micro review of a book, an article, a film or event 9. Survey - set up a poll or an online questionnaire and tweet the link 10. Direct messaging - use DM for private tutorial questions https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/ltconference/files/2013/09/10-Ways-to-Use-Twitter1.pdf
    20. 20. 3 develop a professional online presence Video How To Guides Personal Blogs Personal Websites
    21. 21. Why It's THE biggest professional networking site http://press.linkedin.com/about
    22. 22. However.... unlike footprints in the sand digital footprints are permanent
    23. 23. ! http://www.alexa.com/topsites/global will find your digital footprints!
    24. 24. Social media ranks highly
    25. 25. Student Focus Group Integrating new skills needs to take a scaffolded approach and be recognised across the whole course
    26. 26. The use of social media and development of digital skills to enhance learning and teaching in Computing Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University
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